Water is a limited and valuable commodity. As a global community we can no
longer treat water as an endlessly replenishable resource. The need for potable water has
never been greater in Darthis history. Our continuance as a species may well be linked to
our ability to maintain the Earth’s water quality. Watersheds across the United States are
being inundated with sediment, biological and chemical contaminants. Changing our
approach to how perceive and manage each watershed to a one community at a time
method may be the impetus needed to evoke transformation. The community watershed
outreach program described in this work was developed to help individual communities
alter the way they are collectively treating their watersheds. This program outlines a
multi-faceted approach of media, activities and contests to maximize successful change.
Through understanding and connection communities will better understand, appreciate
and care for their individual watersheds ultimately improving water quality world wide.